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Friday, May 14, 2010

Remember that time when...

...I took the kids to the park, and we all came back with insects in our hair?

Yeah, I'm serious.

Here's the good, the bad, and the ugly about our experience:

Good: The instacare docs say we picked up the bugs at the park. This means they are not in my house! Yay! This makes sense because Alex and I had the most bites (yeah... they bit) and Kaleb, Adam, and Ryan who were wearing helmets got very few. Also, we had no living bugs in our hair anymore by the time we got to the doctors, so it was definately not an infestation.

Bad: They bit. Poor Alex was scratching his head like crazy, and once I gave him a haircut (it was just time - not really related to the bug incidence) I could see all the little bites.

Alex's bites: I tried to kind of fade out the rest of the pic so you can see where to look.

Ugly: The docs pulled out a dead insect from Alex's hair to study under the microscope because they had no clue what it was. They let me look at it, and it was UGLY! It was dark brown, hairy, with stripes on its abdomen, pincers on its butt, and wings. UGLY!

Good: All we had to do was go home and wash our hair to make sure we got any dead bugs out. The docs aren't worried about it at all, and we're totally not contagious.

Bad: My hair was the worst because I was sitting still at the park. The other kids were more of a moving target. I didn't care so much about bugs in the boys' hair. They're boys, and I figured I could just shave it all off. But my hair?! Gross!

Ugly: Seriously, the bug was UGLY! I don't think I'll ever forget what that disgusting thing looked like.

Good: I got a good laugh out of the fact that the docs didn't believe me when I said they had wings and flew. It gave me such great satisfaction when they looked at one under the microscope, and it had wings.

Bad: Even though the kids were cleared to go to school, we spent too long at the dr.'s and would have been late. (Kaleb would have put this one in the "good" category. Adam spent 20 minutes trying to convince me that his teacher wouldn't start school without him).

Ugly: I'm a little bit afraid to go outside. But I'm sure I'll get over it.

What a morning!


Kris said...

What a story! Usually we are more worried about arms getting broken at the park than bugs in our hair. What an odd experience!

Katie said...


Steph said...

Okay..that is horrible! What park so I know to avoid it!!! Or are they going to be in our yards?? Oh have made me parinoid

Sarah said...

but good story ;)

Jami said...

Ugh!!!! This just makes me itch all over with the creeps!!! I'm sorry you had to deal with all of that, and just...ewwww!

Evette Mendisabal said...

My skin is crawling ... terrible! Which park were you at?